|"It does run at much lower clock speed. I'm not a dumbass I know what I'm talking about"|
OK, then explain your situation more clearly. If the CPU isn't running at 3.0GHz, what speed IS it running at? And what program are you using to determine what the clock speed is? Could it simply be that you have SpeedStep enabled & the CPU is underclocking under light load conditions (as it should)?
"I did a test on psu 16 pin cable and there was a shortage of vats and my new graphics card needs at least 400W where as my old PSU only had 650 so either way I had to replace it"
Excuse my ignorance, but what is "vats"? 16-pin cable? Which one would that be? And I don't think there's a card out there that requires 400W (yet). If you had such a high power card, it would require power from the PCIe slot (75W) + two 8-pin PCIe plugs (150W each) & then some. Did you have to connect multiple aux power plugs to your card? How about posting the make/model of the card & I can tell you exactly how much power it actually consumes? Here's a list of some older cards to give you an idea, newer cards have become more efficient & generally don't require as much:
Graphics card manufacturers are aware that most consumers are clueless when it comes to PSUs so they deliberately over-recommend the wattage requirement as a way to cover their butts. However, the requirement is NOT for the card alone, it's the minimum requirement for an entire system that has a particular graphics card installed.
EDIT: This database is more up to date: http://www.geeks3d.com/20090618/gra...
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